Spotify vs. Songwriters: Appeals Court Sends Streaming Royalty Rate Back to CRB for Review

The US Court of Appeals decision ticks off the Copyright Royalty Board’s three judges for failing “to give adequate notice or to sufficiently explain critical aspects of its decision making.” Specifically, it says the CRB “failed to provide adequate notice of the rate structure it adopted, failed to explain its rejection of a past settlement agreement as a benchmark for rates going forward, and never identified the source of its asserted authority to substantively redefine a material term”.

Source: Spotify vs. Songwriters: Publishers remain confident that streaming platforms WILL be forced to increase royalties in the US

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